photo credit: Jocelyn Safdeih

photo credit: Jocelyn Safdeih

About

Whether creating art on paper, clothing, canvas, or the computer,  Renée Beyda has always let her creativity lead the way. Renée believes that there is force in the universe responsible for all that exists. When she sets to create, she relaxes and trusts in this energy to guide her mind and her motions. She often says, "I just tap into the flow." 

The inspiration for her images comes from her fascination with people and their unique characteristics. Renée says that she will never get over how many people there are in the world and how each has a life and story. She is also fascinated by personalities and the range of emotions that both plague and bring joy to each of us. Her lines speak of sadness, longing, hesitation, and trepidation, as well as joy, love, fun and flirtation. 

On select pieces, playful patterns fill the background. These designs are reminiscent of Renée's experience designing textiles, once a facet of her freelance work. Her refined sense of composition and ability to balance and celebrate color were further developed during her years painting on clothing. Working with the structures of the garments, fabric paints, and embellishments, Renée composed hundreds of one-of-a-kind designs which she sold to various upscale boutiques.

Over the last few years, Renée has resurged her abstract portraits. Much of her initial work and sketches - that which Renée calls the "bones of her art,"  is done with one continuous line. These movements captivate viewers as they watch her work. 

Renée Beyda graduated from New York University in 1988 as an art major and philosophy minor. Since, she has taken a variety of supplemental classes to hone her skills. She is a wife, mother of three, writer, tweeter, and an active community member. Renée donates 10% of all earnings to charity.

To read a recent interview conducted by Your Art Gallery go to: http://www.yaguniversity.com/real-artist-real-stories-renee-beyda/